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BroadVoice Offers Local Numbers In The United Kingdom


UK Alternate Numbers Available in 107 cities and towns for only $ 1.95 per month

Lowell, MA, January 26, 2005 -- BroadVoice, a leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone service to home and small business users, today announced that it has launched local number service in 107 cities and towns across the UK, including major population centers in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. BroadVoice customers can now add a UK Alternate Number to their accounts for only $1.95 per month. This new feature allows UK callers to make a local telephone call and connect with the associated BroadVoice subscriber.

“We are pleased to welcome customers in the United Kingdom or anywhere else where a UK number would be useful. No matter where you are in the world, if you have friends, colleagues or relatives in the UK, you can get a local UK Alternate Number on your BroadVoice account so they can stay in touch,” said BroadVoice president David Epstein. “This has major implications for individuals and small businesses that want to cross international boundaries.” BroadVoice already has already shipped its start-up kits to customers in 65 countries.

BroadVoice enables its customers to make and receive phone calls over their existing high speed Internet connections, and provides 24 free calling features, including voicemail, caller ID and call waiting. Customers can order a BroadVoice Broadband Phone Adapter to use with their standard touch tone telephone, they may bring their own phone adapter, or they may purchase a VoIP-ready telephone set, system or headset.

BroadVoice offers service plans starting at $9.95 for Unlimited In-State calling. The $19.95 Unlimited World plan offers free calls to 21 countries, including the United States, most of Western Europe and China. For $24.95 the Unlimited World Plus plan provides free calls to 35 countries, including Brazil, Japan and Israel. The BroadVoice Business plan is available for $29.95 per month.

About BroadVoice
The BroadVoice service lets consumers and small businesses use a high-speed DSL or cable modem connection to make and receive phone calls anywhere in the world. Customers benefit from unlimited domestic and international calling and a suite of 24 basic and advanced features for one low monthly fixed price. BroadVoice currently offers service in over 1,600 rate centers in 36 US states as well as 114 UK cities. Founded in December 2003, BroadVoice is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Convergent Networks, Inc. and is based in Lowell, MA. Additional information can be found at


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